Object Collection’s NO HOTEL is an opera about hotels, films, and bad behavior. The piece channels the split-screen experience of Warhol’s “Chelsea Girls” – a pre-produced film runs side-by-side with the live performance. The script from one is performed in reverse in the other.

Accompanied by a live ensemble, NO HOTEL is an opera unlike any other: part theater, part film, part aggressive noise, part delicate chamber music. Radical, funny, and fierce, “I hope this is the future,” -Robert Ashley.

``I hope this is the future``

Robert Ashley

``a theatrical coup...the music erupts into spasmodic punk-metal hammering...and bursts of what might be termed shriekstimme; the music...hews uncannily to rising and falling tides of eventfulness...'No Hotel' may lay its figurative cards on the table in relatively short order - but they're all jokers.``

Steve Smith New York Times


New York Times

``a giddy, noisy homage to hotel films.... It’s violent and chaotic, but also full of playfulness.``

Time Out New York

writer/director – Kara Feely
composer – Travis Just
video – Daniel Kötter
set and costume design – Elisa Limberg
sound design – Adam Bach
lighting design – Jeanette Yew
production manager – Brendan Regimbal
stage manager – Liz Nielsen
performers – Avi Glickstein, Daniel Allen Nelson, Fulya Peker, Eric Magnus, Tavish Miller
musicians – Josh Lopes, Paula Matthusen, Devin Maxwell, Andie Springer

NO HOTEL is supported by The MAP Fund, a program of Creative Capital supported by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. NO HOTEL is also made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

photos by Hunter Canning